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Forum: Northeast 11-11-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,262
Posted By fichy
Re: Need a Good Salmon River Guide

Having fished around and observed many guides, met many, and have some as friends, honestly the best I've seen for your description is George O'brien.Salmon River Fishing Guide in New York...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By fichy
Re: Great lakes steelhead question??

Going into the backing is a function of tippet size. I generally use 7-12 lb. tippet on steelhead and try to control them by keeping the rod angle low, changing directions on them, and occasionally...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 916
Posted By fichy
Re: Tiny Creek Brookies

Usually in places like that, the banks are undercut , or at least, the soil will transmit vibration very well. Walk softly. Stay low. I prefer long leaders, because I tie leaders that cast without...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-14-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By fichy
Re: 10 wt rod for striped bass

I've had a few cheaper 10 wt. dogs that I got rid of and stick with the 2 great 9's I have when I need more backbone. Some fast 9's overlined with a 10 int. (if that's what you use in the surf- I use...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By fichy
Re: Line similar to Orvis depth charge?

TB, you've discovered a great trick. Slipping line into the backcast loads the living cr@p out of the rod and really puts some potential power into your forward stroke. You've increased the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By fichy
Re: Line similar to Orvis depth charge?

I've used the Orvis DC's a ton. My 8 wt. Sage XP throws anything from 300-500. In general , I put a 350 on it. If your 8 isn't a fast rod, maybe consider a 300. I've also used Rio Outbounds,...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 06-01-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By fichy
Re: 37" striper

That's a pretty good back to back! Very fishy area. I've made a trip to World's End, but didn't find anything that good. Congrats.



Charlie
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 05-28-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By fichy
Re: What do I need to get started?

1. Decide what flies you need for the fish you intend to fish for. Try to pick the simpler patterns- often they'll work as well or better than the fancy stuff.
2. Obtain the recipes from a book or...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-26-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By fichy
Re: Surprising Catch

It's common to snag fish in spawning mode, as they're just trying to move it away from the nest. It's that time for LM's and would explain seeing the larger fish. I'm not saying you were targeting...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 437
Posted By fichy
Re: My latest news

Finnegan sounds like a VERY cool name for a fisherman.:):cool: Congrats!
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By fichy
Re: First fish ever in North America!

Congratulations! That's a wonderful story. The fly rod provides a connection between you and the fish, nature, and those you share the passion with; that's hard to duplicate with any other kind of...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-11-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By fichy
Re: I am addicted to fly fishing for carp,

Matt, I find sizes 6-12 work for me. I generally use crayfish imitations in 6-8, leeches in 6-10, and nymphs and carp worms in 8-12. If you have mulberry trees anywhere on the river you fish they...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-10-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By fichy
Re: I am addicted to fly fishing for carp,

I've been sightfishing carp in upstate NY for the past 20 years. For the first 12 or so, the only competition was from bowhunters. Glad to see you appreciate them. I use a white CDC fly for...
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-10-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By fichy
Re: Yard Practice ?

I agree using a tapered leader helps greatly in practice. Most of the bull gills and big Crappies love brush and structure and getting a fly near cover and under branches pays big benefits....
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,174
Posted By fichy
Re: Nail knot for tippet?

I must admit to using nail knots on all my line to leader butt connections. Loops fail just as often and the turnover is a little better with the direct in-line connection. I do a lot of...
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-05-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,064
Posted By fichy
Re: Casting into the wind

Some excellent info here.... I've had the importance of handling wind hammered home many times. Some very challenging ,bordering on frustrating , like watching stripers bust bait 80 feet out...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-05-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,246
Posted By fichy
Re: If you could be air-dropped to fish anywhere in America....

On the leading edge of the striper migration, but not all those scout schoolies, the cow herds.....:) Or a steelhead river in prime shape....
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-19-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 42,342
Posted By fichy
Re: Rainbow Trout Pics

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj191/bluefish1957/7446944f-f32c-48cf-9dc3-6b3f0be4ec23_zps985792c1.jpg
As I lament the passing of GL steelhead season, mostly from having used up the travel...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,727
Posted By fichy
Re: Fly-rod-in-the-mouth pictures?

Dirty cork tastes like chicken.:D In the salt, I always have a stripping basket- good place to set the reel and rod. Most flyfishing vests and jackets have a loop and velcro strap to hold your...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By fichy
Re: Heretical post here - beware

The only time I seem to tolerate it is when winter GL steelheading. It's almost a must in the real cold , unless you want to use egg sacks. I must admit to using single hand Spey casts and fishing...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-03-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,251
Posted By fichy
Re: The mulberry "hatch"--CARP

I use a foam and estaz berry fly, but before that I used dyed spun deer hair.
The egg fly with floatant sounds pretty easy, though. Have to raid my steelhead box. One of the very few opportunities...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,941
Posted By fichy
Re: Searching for a stolen Winston IM6 9' 6wt

Excellent. I'm glad things are headed in a good direction. That rod has even more MOJO now.
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By fichy
Re: New here... Need some help!

A 9' 8 wt. is pretty standard on the Gulf for reds, specks, and flounder. If you fish bass in cypress roots and pads- it'll work there , too. WF/F line is probably the best all-around if you...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,588
Posted By fichy
Re: Drag on a fly reel

You'll learn how much the tip of your rod will bend to act as a shock absorber to prevent your tippet breaking. The feel of that bend will tell you to let line slip through your fingers if you are...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 899
Posted By fichy
Re: Float Tube Worries

I fish a few small lakes that have some old timers in them. I've had them pop-up near me and swim underneath me, since they are between 5 gallon pail and garbage can lid size, they get the adrenaline...
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